Gamingtrend got the rare opportunity to interview Bill Roper on Hellgate: London as he walks them through the first hour of the game. In the interview they covered character creation, ease of use, questing, a rundown of all of the character classes, and Joey's Peg Leg. The interview runs 52 minutes total, with a full text transcription so you can follow along.
With the Closed Beta starting very shortly, this interview should do a nice job of kicking open the floodgates of information before the October 31st release date.
The main story link goes to the transcription, but you can hit up the alternative sources to listen to the podcast.